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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska awards CHAD and 19 member agencies the Health of Nebraska Sponsorship

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has awarded the Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD) and 19 member agencies under its umbrella the company’s Health of Nebraska Sponsorship, which supports programs and services for Nebraskans affected by a medical diagnosis. For more than 80 years, BCBSNE has offered security and stability to its members

By |2022-08-25T10:13:53-05:00August 25th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska awards CHAD and 19 member agencies the Health of Nebraska Sponsorship

Patient-provider communication: The key to improved health literacy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost nine out of 10 people struggle to comprehend health information when their health care provider or others use unfamiliar or complex terms. Proper patient-provider communication creates a strong base for developing long-term, trusting relationships that improve personal health literacy – the ability of the

By |2022-07-11T12:55:00-05:00July 11th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Patient-provider communication: The key to improved health literacy

The recommended age to start colorectal cancer screenings is now 45

Turning 45? It’s time to get your colorectal cancer screening, according to an updated recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (The Task Force). The Task Force, which consists of a volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine, recently adjusted its colon cancer screening recommendation to begin testing at age

By |2022-05-26T14:12:25-05:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The recommended age to start colorectal cancer screenings is now 45

BCBSNE expands home delivery prescription options with Amazon Pharmacy

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members can have their long-term medications fulfilled and delivered by Amazon Pharmacy as one of their medication delivery options, as of Jan. 1, 2022. Members can order and manage their prescriptions through the easy-to-use Amazon Pharmacy shopping experience, enhanced with real-time pricing that shows both the available

By |2022-05-18T13:16:39-05:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE expands home delivery prescription options with Amazon Pharmacy

Simple steps for managing your medications

More than half of the U.S. population takes at least one type of medication a day. However, according to the National Library of Medicine, nearly half of the people who live with a chronic disease or condition don’t take their medications as prescribed. While prescription medications are sometimes necessary, it can be difficult to keep

National Walk at Lunch Day motivated Nebraskans to move

On April 27, Nebraskans across the state took 30 minutes out of their day to focus on their well-being by participating in National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and YMCAs across the state host this annual event. For 2022, nearly 3,000 Nebraskans and 153 businesses and schools

BCBSNE offers flexible work options for employees

The pandemic has changed the way millions of people in the United States do their jobs, and after two years of mostly, or entirely remote work, employees and employers alike are re-evaluating how and where work gets done. When the pandemic began, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) transitioned its workforce from its

By |2022-04-21T14:41:36-05:00April 22nd, 2022|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE offers flexible work options for employees

BCBSNE receives LifeBridge recognition award

Dr. Josette Gordon-Simet (left) pictured accepting LifeBridge recognition award from Lindsey Hanlon (right) Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has been recognized by LifeBridge Nebraska for its continued support of the LifeBridge Nebraska Physicians Wellness program. The award is given to health care partners in the state who have demonstrated a

National Walk at Lunch Day promotes taking steps toward a healthier life

Turn a working lunch into a walking lunch on Wednesday, April 27 during National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day. NW@L Day is an annual event hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and YMCAs across the state encouraging Nebraskans to take a few minutes out of their day, put on their sneakers

By |2022-04-13T09:21:46-05:00April 13th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on National Walk at Lunch Day promotes taking steps toward a healthier life

Spring cleaning as self-care

Spring has sprung, which means longer, warmer days, more outdoor activities, and spring cleaning! Most people think of spring cleaning as a time to go through their closets, get rid of clutter and scrub the entire house from top to bottom – but did you know that the benefits of spring cleaning go beyond having

By |2022-04-08T10:18:25-05:00April 5th, 2022|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Spring cleaning as self-care